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Alberta news brief July 21: Encana sued in US over climate change misinformation

Alberta news brief July 21: Encana sued in US over climate change misinformation

Also in this brief: Encana posted Q2 net earnings of $331 million, premiers meet in Edmonton to discuss Canadian Energy Strategy According to the CBC, Encana has been named in three lawsuits filed on Monday that are trying to link damages suffered from climate change to the industry’s attempts to slow down action on the issue. […]

Canada energy news brief July 20: Trans Mountain Expansion construction begins in Sept.

Canada energy news brief July 20: Trans Mountain Expansion construction begins in Sept.

Also in this brief: Former Albertan Michelle Mungall named BC energy minister; Hydro One, Avista combined create top 20 North American utility Kinder Morgan Canada president Ian Anderson said Wed. that construction of the Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline will start in Sept. as planned, despite widespread opposition in Metro Vancouver. “I’ve worked co-operatively with several provincial […]

Canadian natural gas market well supplied, US exports in decline – NEB

Canadian natural gas market well supplied, US exports in decline – NEB

High levels of supply result in lower prices and less drilling Canadian natural gas producers keep the national market well supplied, but exports to traditional American markets are declining because of competition from cheap shale gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plans are languishing due surplus supply and low prices, according to the National […]

Fort Nelson First Nation files judicial review to protect threatened boreal caribou

Fort Nelson First Nation files judicial review to protect threatened boreal caribou

“BCOGC demonstrated inadequate, unlawful and wholly unacceptable approach to consultation” Fort Nelson First Nation (FNFN) has filed for a judicial review of the BC Oil and Gas Commission (BCOGC) approval of Rockyview Resources Inc.’s recent gas pipeline project, according to a press release. “The 39km proposed gas pipeline cuts right through core caribou habitat in […]

Canada a ‘late entrant’ to global LNG market, says new NEB report

Canada a ‘late entrant’ to global LNG market, says new NEB report

Woodfibre LNG only Canadian project where company reached final investment decision to proceed Canada is a late entrant to the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) market and the next several years will be critical to the development of the Canadian industry, according to a new report released by the energy information and analysis unit of […]

TD Bank senior investment advisor resigns after Blackbird Energy shares probe: Reuters

TD Bank senior investment advisor resigns after Blackbird Energy shares probe: Reuters

Blackbird Energy raised $84.8 million on share offering in March Reuters reports a senior investment advisor at the TD Bank resigned in April after an internal investigation by the company discovered he had sold Blackbird Energy Inc shares to risk-averse customers. Two Reuters sources said the advisor, Jeff Ber, also received an unauthorized payment from […]

Alberta news brief July 14: Husky Energy invests in CO2 capture tech to support heavy oil ops

Alberta news brief July 14: Husky Energy invests in CO2 capture tech to support heavy oil ops

Also in this brief: Cenovus looks outside for CEO to replace to Brian Ferguson, Pengrowth sells Olds/Garrington area assets for $300 million Inventys, the developer of the VeloxoTherm™ System, a carbon dioxide (CO2) capture process, says it has raised $10 million of equity financing, with Husky Energy as lead investor. The money will fund a 30-tonne per day […]

$50 million challenge for Alberta innovators to reduce oil sands GHG emissions by 2030

$50 million challenge for Alberta innovators to reduce oil sands GHG emissions by 2030

ERA has committed $340 million in funding to over 120 projects Oil sands innovators who can help industry reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase the cost competitiveness of bitumen production can now access $50 million through the Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) Oil Sands Innovation Challenge, according to a press release. Funding proposal submissions are due […]

Alberta petrochemical demand for Western Canadian, US ethane at an all-time high

Alberta petrochemical demand for Western Canadian, US ethane at an all-time high

Alberta’s four petrochemical plants have total ethylene-producing capacity of 4.1 million tonnes per year Ethane is a natural gas liquid obtained as a by-product of natural gas processing and oil refining, according to a National Energy Board press release. Ethane is also the primary input for producing ethylene, a petrochemical used to manufacture plastics and […]

Canada investing $1.1 million to reduce cattle farts (sorry, bovine methane gas emissions)

Canada investing $1.1 million to reduce cattle farts (sorry, bovine methane gas emissions)

Study will investigate biochar feed supplement to improve cattle digestion efficiency Minister of Veterans Affairs MP Kent Hehr today announced a $1.1 million investment with the University of Lethbridge to study ways to reduce methane gas emissions in cattle, according to the press release. “Canadian farmers are great stewards of the land and the environment. […]